Naomi Mary Jenkins Rice Green,102, was called home to our Lord on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. She was born to Joseph and Sara Angeline Jenkins, on October 23, 1919, in Estill County, Kentucky. Naomi was an exemplary woman who loved God, life, and family.
She was a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church in Red Lick, KY, for 94 years. Naomi enjoyed singing gospel songs and telling stories of times past. She traveled the world from the United States, parts of Europe, but her favorite venture was walking the path of Jesus in Jerusalem. She was also at the Kennedy Space Center when Apollo 16 launched in 1972. Naomi also enjoyed collecting odd-shaped rocks and driftwood from her favorite getaway place, Boones Borough State Park and River Beach.
Naomi retired after 34 years of employment at Westinghouse Corp in Richmond, KY, where she made light bulbs and helped invent the miniature Christmas lightbulb.
She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, two sisters, and one great-grandson.
Those left to cherish her memory include, her son, Paul Douglas (Angela) Rice; grandchildren, Tanya (Ken) Smith, Kenneth (Amanda) Rice, Sonya (Jerry) Vernon, Kevin (Janis) Rice, Chris (Angie) Rice, Paula Rice, Coy (Kenya) Rice; seventeen great-grandchildren; twenty-seven great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends that will miss her dearly.